Texas will be centerstage for a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024!  In Bastrop, at approximately 12:20 pm, the moon will start to block the sun causing an (almost) total solar eclipse. The sun is expected to eclipse until 2:25 pm. We're located right outside the path of totality, making Bastrop a great place to view the eclipse without having to maneuver the crowds. Get accurate Texas Eclipse viewing information and plan your trip to Bastrop for the 2024 Solar Eclipse!

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Head to Bastrop for the 2024 Eclipse Show

Few events bring out the kids in all of us quite like a total solar eclipse. Well, get ready, Texas and the world, because the super science show is coming to North Texas on April 8, and Bastrop will be front and center for this exciting display. Make the celestial event an even more memorable one…

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Spring Break the Right Way in Bastrop

For many students, spring break is the highlight of the first half of the year. Even if your school days are behind you, there’s something about those first few weeks of spring that makes you itch to pack up and get away for a weekend or two. If you’ve never considered spring breaking in Bastrop…

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Join the Mardi Gras celebration in Bastrop

You don’t have to wait until Fat Tuesday to enjoy the music, dancing, food and festivities of Mardi Gras! From Feb 1-3, the city of Bastrop is holding a variety of fun and exciting events during its inaugural celebration of the cultural traditions of Louisiana. “Bastrop TX Mardi Gras” will honor the…

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Celebrate Love Bastrop-Style

Love is in the air all year round in Bastrop, and that’s especially true around Valentine’s Day. Maybe we’re just romantics at heart, but this is one of our favorite holidays here in Texas’ most charming historic town. With so many different ways to explore, unwind and connect, Bastrop is the ideal…

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Lose Yourself in a Lost Pines Christmas in Bastrop

Bastrop is a wonderful place to live or visit year-round, but a Lost Pines Christmas is truly a unique and magical time. Christmas light displays, festive events, fun parades and homes decked out in their holiday best make for a memorable time for all ages. Here are a few tips on what’s going on in…

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Our Best Tips for a Grateful Getaway in Bastrop

The holidays are a truly magical time of year — but they can also be stressful, especially if you’re the one hosting. This year, why not mix things up a little and spend your Turkey Day exploring all that Bastrop has to offer? Grab the whole family and head to a genuine destination — where…

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Free and Fabulous Things to Do in Bastrop, TX

As “the most historic small town in Texas,” Bastrop is home to numerous places where you can discover our fascinating history for free. There are also plenty of activities and locations — from museums and markets to festivals and holiday adventures — where you can have hours of fun and excitement…

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Get Your Brunch On, Bastrop-Style

As the most important meal of the day, a good breakfast is essential when you’re visiting somewhere new. As you prepare for a day spent birdwatching, shopping downtown or exploring the region’s famous loblolly pines, you want to make sure you’re properly fed and, more importantly, caffeinated. Read…

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Bastrop, TX is Your Fun Fall Destination

In Bastrop, the fall season brings cooler temperatures and plenty of fun things to do sure to please visitors of all ages. From a Willy Wonka musical and Hispanic Heritage museum exhibition to a pumpkin patch and a Christmas parade, the autumn season is an exciting time to enjoy all that Bastrop has…

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